Sunday, September 03, 2006

John and Beverley Martyn "Stormbringer!" (UK Folk 1970)

Scottish folk singer John Martyn was originally hired to be his British wife Beverley's back-up guitarist for recording sessions in America, the pair were signed up by Warner Brothers who sent them to Woodstock in 1969 to rehearse with producer Paul Harris. The actual recording at R&R Studios, New York, took only six days with two days mixing. The album was released in February 1970. Martyn was inspired by The Band's Music From Big Pink to experiment to find a distinctive guitar sound. Two tracks "Would You Belief Me" and "The Ocean" marked the tentative introduction to Martyn's pioneering guitar technique.

Levon Helm guested on drums on the two tracks "Sweet Honesty" (Beverly Martin) and "John the Baptist" (John Martyn.)

11 Comments:

Blogger Eerowen said...

Thanks as always, Lizardson.

You've seen the cover for the new Wooden Wand, right? Heh...

http://www.killrockstars.com/press/456/

--Eerowen (grown so ugly)

05 September, 2006 12:42  
Blogger whiteray said...

Thanks a lot -- I am so looking forward to hearing this!

07 September, 2006 00:56  
Anonymous Cozmic said...

Aaargh... It seems Stormbringer is deleted again :(

28 October, 2006 15:41  
Anonymous cozmic said...

Thanks a lot
What a reactivity !!!

29 October, 2006 03:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please re-activate this link and use if you can link protection with http://lix.in to keep your links alive more longer. Your blog is really amazing and it's a shame to see boken links. Thanks so much in advance for all the great stuff I am discovering because I am too young to have heard about all these bands. Thanks again.

13 November, 2006 06:35  
Blogger Lizardson said...

Download

13 November, 2006 09:17  
Anonymous arbor said...

this is such a good album! Beautiful throughout thanks Lizardson

18 April, 2007 03:24  
Anonymous streaker said...

Thanks for this one - very powerfull

02 August, 2007 16:58  
Anonymous streaker said...

any chance to post their other album - Road To Ruin ?

02 August, 2007 17:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, oh Son of Lizard! From Hasting days, I remember this fine guitarist-singer-songwriter.

10 August, 2007 23:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks much! Lost the album years ago. It's great to re-discover. Thanks again, much appreciated.

08 April, 2008 09:41  

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